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Without Rule of Law: Advanced Skills to Help You Survive Paperback – January 19, 2012
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From the Author
It speaks of a time when my meticulous preparations fail, and I have to resort to the very behavior that I have campaigned to eradicate. It advocates and teaches skills and actions that I despise in others. Yet, the very creed of self-reliance is preparing---for whatever may happen. Are we so confident that the proverbial S will HTF only one time? Where is it written that society will immediately bounce back, returning civilization quickly to its pre-SHTF state? Is there no such thing as TEOTWAWKI II? What happens when my preparations are not enough?
Our forefathers possessed skills that we respect, in which they lived valuable lives without the advantages of electricity and other modern conveniences. Despite all of their self-reliance, skills, and knowledge, disaster still struck. Drought, Indian raids, war, and even weather that destroyed crops endangered their lives. They often struggled to survive, despite all of their preparations. In a post-SHTF society, there will likely be no resources for an already starving population if disaster strikes - again.
Without Rule of Law assumes that such a time arrives when anarchy is pervasive, and the remnants of humanity are struggling to re-establish civilization. Governmental resources are thin or nonexistent. Do you have a plan for this contingency? What additional skills or means would you need on hand to prepare for this? I hope this work helps in your preparations and generates a thought process allowing you to address this threat.
Top Customer Reviews
I bought this book after seeing that it had a four star review. I figured it must be decent or it wouldn't have four stars. Boy was I wrong. After having read this book and looking at the reviews again, it's apparent that the people leaving these reviews are pretty inexperienced in this field and don't know enough to detect that the author is lacking some qualifications to write a book like this.
Here are a couple glaring errors that on their own led me to question the rest of what's written in the book:
1) The book says to invest a few thousand dollars into good quality optics for your rifle, and purchase a Gen III auto-gated PVS-14 night vision monocle. He then tells you to mount the PVS-14 IN FRONT OF the rifle scope. He even includes a photo of what is presumably his AR-15 with a PVS-14 mounted in front of what looks like a high power scope. The level of fail here is just astounding. A PVS-14 is always mounted behind your optic, especially a high powered scope!
2) A few pages are spent on the subject of climbing. The author recommends using 400 to 600 pound test fishing line or paracord. He says you can use a larger fishing hook as a "grappling hook".Read more ›
1) Carry a rifle (AND cleaning/maintenance kit) AND pistol at ALL times. There was no discussion on concealed weapons or rules of engagement. I don't think "stay away from people" really covers it.
2) Very limited discussions on disguise. There is only one discussed for an urban environment. Be a homeless person.
3) Very limited discussion on hiding in an urban setting. There is only one example. Hide under some trash bags.
4) Author actually suggests hiding in a manure pile. Is this even possible? Would you use a shovel to sling s---t onto yourself? He is making the point that people will spend less time searching unpleasant places. True, but a manure pile can be inspected well enough from 20 feet away. More than close enough to see the wet disturbed manure.
5) Make a "rope" ladder for accessing rooftops from an 18 gauge fishing treble hook and 600 lb test fishing line. There is not nearly enough information to convince me this is practical. An inventory of standard access approaches to roofs on commercial buildings and where they are generally located might have been nice.
6) Very few diagrams and those provided are so simple that they do not add value over verbal descriptions.
7) Pictures of equipment are very limited and don't really add value. Seems like they were just thrown in to take up space.
8) Author spends time talking about digging a hole to hide in and some pros and cons of shovel design. I can't imagine a situation where this is really the right solution. Most places will not have deep loose soil. The author admits this could take 3 hours.Read more ›
One thing i didnt like, Joe telling people that picking locks is pretty tough to do. He should take his own advice from his books, and figure it out, and practice, and teach others the skill.
Other then that i enjoyed it, really good for beginners. As for me, didnt learn much of anything that i dont already know. I liked it because these are the kinds of books i buy and read.
Dont let these books be the only books you buy if your just getting on board with survival and being a prepper.
Ragnar's Take on Urban Survival.... All his books are great, buy them and read them all!
Surviving a Hostile City!
Surviving Violence In A Hostile City: Book ll
Those Alwood books are great also, if you dont know Kelly and Kent.... have a look around. Great advice in there and you can find them in other places on the web.
Some better books on evasion that you should buy and read:
Fugitive!: How To Run, Hide, And Survive
Advanced Fugitive: Running, Hiding, Surviving And Thriving Forever
Those books will teach you everything you could want to know about hiding.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Joe, awesome job on writing this book.
If you do not have this book for your survival
book shelf... Get it.
This is a very basic book. As in, if you rolled off the couch and walked into an apocalypse, come Day 2 (if you're still alive), you already know more than the book. Read morePublished 7 months ago by PsychoGrad
It's a great book for some one new getting into preparedness. If you've been doing it a while it'll still give you a little knowledge that you probably didn't know yet, in that... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Chris
I would consider adding two types of poncho liners. Desert Brown and woodland. These can be used for insulation and are easier to get out of than a sleeping bag.Published 11 months ago by Kindle Customer
This book is chock full of ideas, strategies, advice and tactics that, if it doesn't go over my head, it sure does my body. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Sebuka68
Hide, Evade, Scavenge and Infiltrate, "without Rule of Law' is a non- fiction guide for people who are interested in being prepared, there is a lot of useful information in... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Andy-nTami Outdoors